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External links not working Dreamweaver CC 2018

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Hi!

I am currently coding a website on dreamweaver CC 2018 and I have a problem with my external links, sometimes they work, sometimes they don't, I don't really understand how it works, I read somewhere that it's because it's supposed to have a " proper server path " and not a "local path"

But i don't really understand what it means, and how to fix it.

Here's an example of a link that works, and the result on the preview

link pb forum works magali.PNG

And a link that DOESNT work  and the result on the preview

link pb forum.PNG

I really hope i can sort this out with your help !

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Correct answer by Jon Fritz II | Adobe Community Professional

Looks like you're using Adobe's Real Time Preview.

Try using Open in Browser instead...

1. Right click on the file name in the Files panel to access a context menu
1a. If your documents are set as tabs in your application frame, you can alternatively right click the document's named tab
2. Within the menu that comes up will be the option "Open in Browser", choose that

This works like the old Preview in Browser by opening your local file within one of your browser windows directly. Real Time Preview on the other hand, shows you your page within a frame on Adobe's servers.

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External links not working Dreamweaver CC 2018

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Hi!

I am currently coding a website on dreamweaver CC 2018 and I have a problem with my external links, sometimes they work, sometimes they don't, I don't really understand how it works, I read somewhere that it's because it's supposed to have a " proper server path " and not a "local path"

But i don't really understand what it means, and how to fix it.

Here's an example of a link that works, and the result on the preview

link pb forum works magali.PNG

And a link that DOESNT work  and the result on the preview

link pb forum.PNG

I really hope i can sort this out with your help !

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by Jon Fritz II | Adobe Community Professional

Looks like you're using Adobe's Real Time Preview.

Try using Open in Browser instead...

1. Right click on the file name in the Files panel to access a context menu
1a. If your documents are set as tabs in your application frame, you can alternatively right click the document's named tab
2. Within the menu that comes up will be the option "Open in Browser", choose that

This works like the old Preview in Browser by opening your local file within one of your browser windows directly. Real Time Preview on the other hand, shows you your page within a frame on Adobe's servers.

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Could it be that port 59648 is in use when you try the second instance?

Is there a reason for using a port?


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BenPleysier

Excuse me, where do you see that port? honestly i did the two links the exact same way ;w;

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<a href= "https://www.facebook.com/astucespourdys/" >page Facebook</a>

All my links are made this way BenPleysier

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Looks like you're using Adobe's Real Time Preview.

Try using Open in Browser instead...

1. Right click on the file name in the Files panel to access a context menu
1a. If your documents are set as tabs in your application frame, you can alternatively right click the document's named tab
2. Within the menu that comes up will be the option "Open in Browser", choose that

This works like the old Preview in Browser by opening your local file within one of your browser windows directly. Real Time Preview on the other hand, shows you your page within a frame on Adobe's servers.

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Thanks ! This is it! everything works now

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@Jon_Fritz_II 

Is there an issue with adobe Dreamweaver real-time previewer? I had a similar issues with some local links working, others just not going anywhere - I spent hours troubleshooting, but when I checked the site using Atom, everything worked fine, all the links were perfect. I'd still like to understand what the issue is.  

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Real Time Preview has always been, at best, hit or miss for me. I don't know what the issue is, but I also don't like the feeling of having my site on Adobe's servers in order to preview what I'm doing with it. It just seems... "off" to me.

 

Personally, I don't even try to use it anymore, once I found a way to disable it in the program files. Now Adobe has given us control over it through the Preferences though...

1. Go to Edit > Preferences > Real-time Preview
2. Check the box for Default to Static Browser Preview at the top of the window
3. Hit Apply


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Thanks for the reply, I used static viewer as you suggested and seems to be working well.  I appreciate the response! 

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I agree with Jon - for the sake of refreshing the browser window manually I don't see the point, the real-time preview has never worked properly in Dreamweaver

 

If you want a similiar solution, I have used Live Reload with the Firefox extenions and found it works fine.

Paul-M, ACP

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Thanks, I should have asked before spending several hours trying to figure out what was going on, haha. Static viewer seems to be working well, as does the live server in Atom.  

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